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MUD ON THE MOUNTAIN | SAT., MAY 7, 2016

Mud on the Mountain offers athletes a chance to get down and dirty atop the beautiful Laurel Highlands. The seven mile mud run course winds its way up, down and through some of the most challenging terrain in Pennsylvania. This event will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

Across more than seven miles of body-breaking terrain you will traverse ponds, scale boulder fields, climb your way over obstacles and claw your way up impossible inclines, all on your way to a triumphant finish! After working to destroy your body, stick around for the Recovery Party in the Foggy Goggle, pamper yourself in the Trillium Spa and dine in one of the resort’s amazing restaurants or give sporting clays a shot for a little extra excitement!

MUD ON THE MOUNTAIN RULES AND RESTRICTIONS

  • There are heats that go out every 15 minutes beginning at 8 a.m.
  • There are 300 people in each heat
  • A limited number of time slots are available. Be sure to register early to ensure your spot.
  • When you register you pick the time you wish to run. People have asked about being in the same heat with their friends. We recommend registering early and together.
  • There are no prizes, just bragging rights and camaraderie with the runners in your heat.
  • Each participant receives a wicking shirt and medal when they finish.
  • For more information please check our FAQs page.

MUD ON THE MOUNTAIN OBSTACLES

  1. Cat Tales – Climb Wagner Slope with the help of some rope but it won't be that easy because our snow guns will be on blowing water while you try to reach the summit.
  2. Piggy Back - This is an optional obstacle. Find a partner and carry your partner the prescribed distance and then switch places.
  3. Snow Way - This very tricky jaunt will travel through a winter wonderland and just remember when you are running through the snow that it is actually May.
  4. Pick Yourself Up - NEW Imagine yourself climbing a giant set of steps lucky for you there are only three!
  5. Giant Hurdles – Get a good jump to make it over these giant obstacles made from oak trees.
  6. Dirt Mixed with Water - NEW We are using a centuries old recipe for mud on this one. This low crawl has a right turn in it.
  7. Trout Line – A pond that has been filled with melting snow and 2 flimsy ropes, can there be a better obstacle? Current water temperature slightly above freezing.
  8. Tired Out – Another arm workout, 3 in a row. Just pick a tire that fits you the best.
  9. It's A Slippery Slope - NEW A “slippery slope” sometimes involves logic, critical thinking and political rhetoric. Ours involves balance, a good grip and arm strength.
  10. Nail Biter – Pretend you are a climbing on a ledge 20 stories up, but actually you are 3 feet off the ground. But don't fall or you will get your shoes dirty. You will see all the colors of the rainbow after this biter.
  11. Things Are Looking Up - NEW Now you will know what's it's like to lay on your stomach look up a ski slope.
  12. Giant Boulders – No giant boulders here. Just the name of the steep steep slope you are climbing up.
  13. Boulder Dash – Here are your giant boulders. Be careful traversing this granite obstacle.
  14. Tahoe Trot – Don't be afraid of the water because it is only thigh deep but it might get cold as you make your way through 70 yards of our version of Lake Tahoe.
  15. Mosh Pit - NEW Your ears will get a work out here!
  16. Slice of Pizza - NEW Picture climbing up and down the Leaning Tower of Pisa, But this obstacle actually looks like pizza.
  17. Teeter – Welcome back to the playground except this time you can run up and down the teeter totter.
  18. Are You Allergic to Hay? - New Bailing hay is one thing and throwing it is another but this obstacle involves a pyramid
  19. Speed Bump – A big giant wall of tires. Are you tired yet? You are at mile 5.5 so you have a little less than 2.5 miles left.
  20. Swamp Swaggle – Down in the valley where the green grass grows you will pull or push yourself through this mud pit covered by a fence.
  21. Hangover – back to the monkey bars on the playground but don't slip because you will get wet.
  22. Banjo on My Knee - NEW There are certain things that will make you run faster in a Forest, a bear, a snake and a couple other things. You will need a little left in the tank for this obstacle.
  23. Pole Land – “Over and Under”. Are you tired yet?
  24. Dunk Dunk Goose – probably the toughest mental challenge on the course. Going under the barrels in this spring fed lake. When you get out of the water you will feel like Einstein.
  25. Mountain Mud Pit – Have you ever felt dirty?...Well you will be after this muddy chasm.
  26. Clint's Hurdle – Named after our favorite skipper. Just remember what Clint always says, ”Every pitch is a game within a game. Don't take a pitch off.” This 8ft obstacle is that pitch within that game.
  27. Cork Screw – Finally running downhill, but you are not done yet.
  28. Valley Mud Pit – Have you ever felt dirty?...Well you will be after this muddy chasm.
  29. Water Cooler - NEW A new twist on an old premise. Carry the water up the hill dump it in the new and improved slip and slide and enjoy your ride down that big padded sheet of plastic.
  30. Sand Trap – Just a little limbo, how low can you go?
  31. Fireman Fred – Who doesn't want to get hit with water from a fire hose?
  32. Roller Derby – You did it, get over these rollers and get your medal you are a champion today.

RECOVERY PARTY

After pushing your body to its limits, you will need to celebrate your accomplishments and unwind. Stick around after the event for the Recovery Party at the Foggy Goggle! Trade battle stories with your comrades, show off your battle wounds and enjoy the cold beverages, grab a bite to eat from selections from the Foggy Goggle menu and enjoy the live entertainment!

OVERNIGHT LODGING

If you are ready to tackle more than seven miles and over 20 obstacles at Mud on the Mountain at Seven Springs on Saturday, May 7, 2016, then why not make it a weekend escape? Spending the night at Seven Springs for Mud on the Mountain will allow you to get your rest before you take on the body-breaking terrain and the opportunity to recover in the Foggy Goggle! Lodging starts at $132 per room, per night. Reservations can be made ONLINE or by calling 866-437-1300.

PACKET PICKUP

Packet Pickup information for Mud on the Mountain will be available closer to the event date.

PRIZES

All racers will receive a wicking shirt and medal when they finsih. The top five Mud on the Mountain participants in the Elite Heat will receive a prize.

RACE DAY PARKING

We have parking for thousands of cars on the mountain. Help the environment, and help ease the congestion on the mountain, by riding with a friend. If you are staying with us on the mountain you will have reserved parking near the hotel.

RACE DAY BAG CHECK

No need to worry about where to stash your dry clothes or your camera while you are slogging though the course. We will keep your stuff nice and dry in our bag check area.

KIDS' MUD ON THE MOUNTAIN | SAT., MAY 28, 2016

Kids, it’s your turn to take on Mud on the Mountain and play in the mud without getting in trouble with your parents! The course is based upon the highly-popular grown-up Mud On The Mountain as it shares many of the same obstacles, some scaled down versions of classic obstacles, and some new fun features!

KIDS' MUD ON THE MOUNTAIN RULES AND RESTRICTIONS

  • You have to be 8 – 17 years of age to participate.
  • The event is split into three heats, which are divided by age.
  • There are no prizes, just bragging rights and camaraderie with the runners in your heat.
  • Each participant receives a wicking shirt and medal when they finish.
  • Event Registration closes May 26, 2016, or when all spots are filled. We suggest early registration. There will be NO on-site event registration the day of the event!
  • For more information please check our FAQs page.

Juniors Ages 8-9

  • .94 mile course
  • 13 obstacles
  • Starts at 12:30 p.m.
  • This course is designed so parents can watch and follow along the whole course

Juniors Obstacles

  1. Clint’s Mini Hurdles
  2. Climb Every Mountain – Climb the hill using a rope while being sprayed by a fire hose.
  3. Pirates Cargo Net
  4. Mountain Mud Pit – Crawl through this pit of sticky, gooey mud.
  5. Cheese Grater – Slide down our giant slip and slide.
  6. Valley Mud Pit – Roll through this chasm of mud.
  7. Balance Smalance – Try these balance on these obstacles as water hits you.
  8. Flat Tire – Work through this tire obstacle with water pouring on you.
  9. Bath Time Soap Suds – Wade through this wall of soap suds.
  10. Do the Limbo – How low can you go? Go under not over!
  11. Fort Pit Tunnels – Crawl through these tunnels. it may be a little dark and wet inside.
  12. Log Out – The ultimate endurance test when you are the most tired. Carry a log to a designated spot.
  13. Speed Bump – An easy climb over a tire wall and nothing else left but the finish line.
Juniors Mud Map

Tweens Ages 10-12

  • 1.15 mile course
  • 15 obstacles
  • Starts at 11 a.m.
  • Participants will go part way up the mountain and down ski slopes

Tweens Obstacles

  1. Clint’s Mini Hurdles
  2. Climb Every Mountain – Climb the hill using a rope while being sprayed by a fire hose.
  3. Pirates Cargo Net
  4. Mountain Mud Pit – Crawl through this pit of sticky, gooey mud.
  5. Spider Web – Make your way through the giant spider web.
  6. Picasso Pass – Wind your way through the corkscrew pathy and you’ll come out a little brighter.
  7. Cheese Grater – Slide down our giant slip and slide.
  8. Valley Mud Pit – Roll through this chasm of mud.
  9. Balance Smalance – Try these balance on these obstacles as water hits you.
  10. Flat Tire – Work through this tire obstacle with water pouring on you.
  11. Bath Time Soap Suds – Wade through this wall of soap suds.
  12. Do the Limbo – How low can you go? Go under not over!
  13. Fort Pit Tunnels – Crawl through these tunnels. it may be a little dark and wet inside.
  14. Log Out – The ultimate endurance test when you are the most tired. Carry a log to a designated spot.
  15. Speed Bump – An easy climb over a tire wall and nothing else left but the finish line.
Tweem Mud Map

Teens Ages 13-17

  • 3.5 mile course, the equivalent to a 5k
  • 21 obstacles
  • Starts at 9 a.m.
  • This course is designed to take participants up and down the mountain, over the water and through the woods

Juniors Obstacles

  1. Cat Tales – Climb Wagner Slope with the help of some rope but it won’t be that easy because our snow guns will be on blowing water while you try to reach the summit.
  2. Worm Holes – Slithering through a dark wet tunnel might make you feel like a spelunker, just remember to crawl towards the light.
  3. Piggy Back – This is an optional obstacle. Find a partner and carry your partner the prescribed distance and then switch places.
  4. Teeter – Welcome back to the playground except this time you can run up and down the teeter totter.
  5. Clint’s Hurdle – Named after our favorite skipper. Just remember what Clint always says, ”Every pitch is a game within a game. Don’t take a pitch off.” This 8ft obstacle is that pitch within that game.
  6. Tahoe Trot – Don’t be afraid of the water because it is only thigh deep but it might get cold as you make your way through 70 yards of our version of Lake Tahoe.
  7. Granite Scamper. – Over the creek through the woods but watch out for the small boulders and rocks. This isn’t a very smooth scamper.
  8. Pole Land – “Over and Under”. Are you tired yet?
  9. Foggy Without the Google – Keep your head down and crawl through this foggy cave.
  10. Three Stooges – 8ft wall – some foam and a 12 ft wall….enough said.
  11. Cork Screw – Finally running downhill, but you are not done yet.
  12. Picasso Pass – Wind your way through the corkscrew pathy and you’ll come out a little brighter.
  13. Cheese Grater – Slide down our giant slip and slide.
  14. Valley Mud Pit – Roll through this chasm of mud.
  15. Balance Smalance – Try these balance on these obstacles as water hits you.
  16. Flat Tire – Work through this tire obstacle with water pouring on you.
  17. Bath Time Soap Suds – Wade through this wall of soap suds.
  18. Do the Limbo – How low can you go? Go under not over!
  19. Fort Pit Tunnels – Crawl through these tunnels. it may be a little dark and wet inside.
  20. Log Out – The ultimate endurance test when you are the most tired. Carry a log to a designated spot.
  21. Speed Bump – An easy climb over a tire wall and nothing else left but the finish line.
Teen Mud Map

Seven Springs In the Community

Seven Springs is proud to be an economically vital and compassionate part of our community. We support out local charities that work to improve the quality of life for our neighbors and out communities.

Over the past five years, Seven Springs has supported and developed relationships throughout the local community, including Somerset, Fayette, and Westmoreland counties, as well as the Pittsburgh region. Seven Springs Mountain Resort supports many non-profit and civic organizations through considerable charitable and community efforts, specifically charitable giving, merchandise and ticket donations, and volunteer efforts.

Giving Back

Seven Springs directly participates in and supports a number of important initiatives. For instance, since 2006, the resort has contributed to 1,104 community organizations ranging from:

  • Toys For Tots
  • Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • The American Red Cross
  • Special Olympics
  • The Salvation Army
  • Samuel Hicks Memorial Fund
  • The Girl Scouts of Western PA
  • The Boy Scouts of America
  • Boarding for Breast Cancer
  • The Children's Home of Pittsburgh
  • Scholarship Programs
  • The Humane Society of Somerset County
  • The United Way of the Laurel Highlands
  • and Many More!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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KIDS' MUD ON THE MOUNTAIN

MUTTS ON THE MOUNTAIN

Must be 18+ years of age

 

*Registration for Mud on the Mountain closes on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

Mud on the Mountain

Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • Now - May 5, 2016 | $85*

*Timed heat at 8 a.m. add $10


Kids' Mud on the Mountain

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Juniors - Ages 8-9

  • Now - May 5, 2016 | $35
  • After May 5, 2016 | $45

Tweens - Ages 10-12

  • Now - May 5, 2016 | $35
  • After May 5, 2016 | $45

Teens - Ages 13-17

  • Now - May 5, 2016 | $50
  • After May 5, 2016 | $60

Child Care during Mud on the Mountain

Child care is available during the May 7 Mud on the Mountain event from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Child care is available for children walking age through age 5.

  • $15 per child per hour
  • $47 per child for Half-Day
  • $62 per child for Full-Day

*Prices do not include applicable taxes.

Reservations are required. Please call 800-452-2223, ext. 7997.

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